Curated by CLAI
A Bottomless Cup of Coffee: Cups, an Israeli app that has just been introduced in the city, aims to capitalize on a $45 monthly subscription service that will entitle users to unlimited coffee at an expanding number of independent coffee shops in the city. Yes, unlimited.
- “People love the notion of unlimited coffee and empowering independent coffee shops.”
- A drop-down menu lists member coffee shops in order of proximity. Once you are in the coffee shop, you simply specify your order and press the “checkout” button. The cashier enters a code on your smartphone, and you’re all set.
101 Places to Find Great Coffee in New York: NYC has 1,830 coffee shops – 130 more than last year. The majority are single locations or part of a smaller chain. On average, 1 coffee shop opened in New York every 3 days.
- For a long time, our most sophisticated drinkers were at our downtown shops. Now the Midtown crowd is coming around in a very vocal way. We never thought that bankers in ties would wait in line for drinks that are a culinary product, instead of an injection of caffeine.
- Serious coffee drinkers know that the question of who is roasting the coffee is as important as where the beans are from, and the New York scene is maturing in that respect, too.